It’s officially hot out and time to update my makeup. Mostly so it doesn’t melt off by lunch. My May Love List is packed with makeup picks for Summer, a must read, the upgrade you need for your pool trips, and the TV show I can’t wait to watch! It’s been a minute since I used an e.l.f. product, but I love how they replicate designer makeup at much, much lower price points. I missed the memo on serum foundations, so when a friend recommended the Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum ($8) when I mentioned my love of BB creams and tinted moisturizer, I decided to give it a try. I love that there’s SPF 25, along with about a million vitamins in the serum. I wasn’t expecting a ton, but I’m now considering ordering a case of this foundation. It’s light, makes my skin look healthy-dewy, not Britney-Spears-I’m-a-Slave-4-U-coated-in-oil-dewy, and when I apply it with my new favorite brush ever, the Etude House My Beauty Tool Secret Brush 121 ($12), it looks flawless. After a light layer of powder, it stays put all day. My foundation now takes two minutes to apply and I love how it looks and feels (like it’s not even on).
When I was ordering the foundation serum from e.l.f. it made more sense to hit the free shipping minimum, so I added a few things to my bag, including the Beautifully Bare Total Face Palette ($8). To my fellow pale ladies, this is your new contouring and blush bestie. I seriously cannot tell you how awesome this palette is. The contour has a grey cast instead of orange and it just works. A little Hanky Panky from ColourPop, swipe of mascara, and ColourPop’s new Matte X Lippie in Cami, then I’m out the door. It’s an easy natural look that takes ten minutes.
I’ve been searching for affordable Turkish Bath Towels for years. They are perfect for pools/the beach and dry so much faster in sticky Georgia summers than regular towels. I finally found the right mix of quality and price in the Etsy store TurkishTowelArt. Also a requirement for the pool is Mary Kay Andrew’s The Weekenders, which will be out on May 17th. I’ll be posting a review closer to the release date, but trust me, you don’t want to miss this book!
This is a weird one – I can’t wait for the second season of Scream! I love horror movies and I’m giving Scream a second shot. It was a little slow during the first season, but I think it might find it’s about to find it’s groove. The second season premiers on May 30st on MTV.